Slow Cooker Chicken Alfredo2022-12-12
- Yield: 4
- Servings: 4
- Prep Time: 10m
- Cook Time: 5:00 h
- Ready In: 5:10 h
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Saturated Fat3.0 g
Trans Fat0.0 g
Unsaturated Fat0.0 g
Slow cooker chicken Alfredo. Chicken breasts with Parmesan cheese cooked in a slow cooker and served over the cooked pasta. Very easy and delicious chicken recipe. I used homemade chicken broth to make this meal. You may also like Slow Cooker Tomato-Chicken Stew or Slow Cooker Chunky Chicken Soup
Introducing Creamy Chicken Alfredo
In this post, we will guide you through the deliciously easy process of making Slow Cooker Chicken Alfredo. This mouthwatering dish combines tender chicken with creamy Parmesan perfection. Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a beginner in the kitchen, this step-by-step guide will help you create a satisfying meal that will impress your family and friends.
So let’s get started and discover the secrets to making this irresistible Slow Cooker Chicken Alfredo!
Preparing the Chicken
Now that we have introduced Slow Cooker Chicken Alfredo, it’s time to move on to the next step: preparing the chicken. To ensure maximum flavor, we will season and prep the chicken breasts before cooking them in the slow cooker. Start by rinsing the chicken breasts under cold water and patting them dry with paper towels.
This helps remove any excess moisture and ensures a better sear. Next, season the chicken generously with salt, pepper, and any other desired herbs or spices. You can get creative here and add flavors like garlic powder, paprika, or Italian seasoning. Once seasoned, gently massage the spices into the chicken to ensure they are evenly distributed.
Now, let the chicken rest for a few minutes to allow the flavors to penetrate. While the chicken is resting, you can prepare your slow cooker by lining it with parchment paper or spraying it with non-stick cooking spray. This will prevent the chicken from sticking to the bottom and make cleanup easier. With the chicken seasoned and the slow cooker prepped, we are ready to move on to the next exciting step: the slow cooking process. Stay tuned!
Cooking Chicken Alfredo
Now that we have seasoned and prepped the chicken, it’s time to move on to the exciting part: the slow cooking process. This is where all the flavors meld together and create a mouthwatering dish. To start, place the seasoned chicken breasts into the slow cooker. Make sure they are arranged in a single layer for cooking.
It’s time to add the star ingredient: Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle a generous amount of grated Parmesan cheese over the chicken breasts. The cheese will melt and infuse the chicken with its rich, savory flavor. You can also add some additional herbs or spices at this stage to enhance the taste.
Once everything is in the slow cooker, cover it with a lid and set the cooking temperature to low. Slow cooking allows the chicken to become tender and juicy while absorbing all the delicious flavors. Let it cook for about 4-6 hours, depending on your slow cooker settings.
During this time, the aroma will fill your kitchen, making it hard to resist the anticipation of the final result. As the chicken cooks, you can prepare the pasta according to the package instructions. The slow cooking process ensures that the chicken is perfectly cooked and infused with the flavors of Parmesan cheese. It’s a hands-off approach that yields incredible results. So sit back, relax, and let the slow cooker work its magic. In the next step, we’ll show you how to plate the chicken Alfredo over the cooked pasta for a stunning presentation. Stay tuned!
Cooking the Pasta
Now that our slow cooker chicken Alfredo is cooked to perfection, it’s time to move on to the final step: serving and presentation. This is where we bring everything together for a visually stunning and delicious dish. Start by cooking your favorite pasta according to the package instructions. Once the pasta is al dente, drain it and set it aside.
Now, take the tender and flavorful chicken breasts out of the slow cooker and place them on a cutting board. Using a sharp knife, slice the chicken into thin strips. This will make it easier to distribute evenly over the pasta. Next, grab a serving plate or bowl and add a generous portion of the cooked pasta. Arrange the sliced chicken on top of the pasta, making sure to spread it out evenly.
The combination of creamy Alfredo sauce, tender chicken, and perfectly cooked pasta is simply irresistible. To elevate the presentation, you can garnish with some freshly grated Parmesan cheese and chopped parsley. Not only does this add a pop of color, but it also adds an extra layer of flavor.
And there you have it – a mouthwatering plate of slow cooker chicken Alfredo ready to be enjoyed. Whether you’re serving it for a family dinner or impressing guests, this dish is sure to please. So go ahead, dig in, and savor every bite of this deliciously easy slow-cooker chicken Alfredo!
Slow Cooker Chicken Alfredo
- 1 pound (480 g) boneless and skinless chicken breasts, cut into cubes
- 2 cups (500 ml) reduced-sodium fat-free chicken broth
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1/2 cup (125 ml) reduced-fat milk
- 1/2 cup (125 g) shredded Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 cup chopped broccoli florets
- 8 oz (240 f) cooked fettuccine, warm
- salt and freshly ground black pepper
In a slow cooker, combine cubed chicken, chicken broth, broccoli, garlic, and basil. Cover and cook on a high-heat setting for 4-5 hours.
Stir in combined cornstarch and milk, stirring 2-3 minutes. Add shredded Parmesan cheese, stirring until melted.
Season to taste with salt and black pepper. Remove cooked chicken with creamy sauce from slow cooker. Serve over the cooked fettuccine.